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Advice SCJD Book

Swapnil Sapar
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 41
Good to be back on ranch after almost an year. I cleared a SCJP an year back and now its time to step up for SCJD.

For SCJP I extensively used Kathy and Bert's book which is I think default n popular choice. I really loved this book. For practice I referred :Dan Chisholm's Study Guide. That was really cool. I scored 90

I just finished reading the objectives n other basic info for SCJD. Now I want to settle with some book before I take the Programming Assignment. I know there is a section for SCJD in KnB's book also. But just wanted to know if there is any famous/popular choice of book for SCJD also?

Also I want to read through some more sample SCJD Programming Assignments apart from those given in the Cathy's book?

I'm going through the posts here. Any help\links\feedbacks\pointers\comments on the book or sample assignment appreciated.

[ October 21, 2005: Message edited by: Swapnil Sapar ]

SCJP 1.4 (90%), SCWCD 1.4 (92%)
Ramy Atef

Joined: Oct 11, 2005
Posts: 9
I have used "The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 1.4" book
Apress it has been very helpful and the sample assignment wz this book is also good pracitce be4 the exam.

Ramy Atef<br />SCJP<br />SCJD(in few days)
Andrew Monkhouse
author and jackaroo
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
Posts: 11778

Hi Swapnil,

You might be interested in reading the JavaRanch SCJD Reading Materials FAQ. It lists several books and resources for SCJD, and provides URLs for some sample downloadable chapters. You might want to look at them first and/or go into a bookstore and read parts of several books, to see which ones suit you best.

The book Ramy is recommending is The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 1.4. We are currently updating this to SCJD Exam with J2SE 5, Second Edition which is due out in December. Both of these books contain a sample project that is similar in scope to the SCJD assignments - although the later book is more in tune with the current assignments.

Regards, Andrew

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Max Habibi
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Joined: Jun 27, 2002
Posts: 4118
The new book is also, in my opinion, a superior book. Speaking as the primary author of the original, I hope you take my opinion into consideration.

[ October 25, 2005: Message edited by: Max Habibi ]

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